Anchor Learning Network (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 15: Anchor Learning Network – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

Minimal changes. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

What is the Anchor Learning Network?

The Anchor Learning Network is a cohort-based learning community, offered at no cost to individuals from CUMU member institutions, designed to facilitate advancement the higher education anchor mission. 

What “equivalent programs approved by AASHE” can be claimed under this credit?

The following programs may be claimed as equivalents to the CUMU Anchor Learning Network:


Suggestions for Institutions

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • To count, institutions must demonstrate participation in the Anchor Learning Network (a project of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities) or a national or international equivalent network for anchor institutions.
  • Affirmative responses must be supported.

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